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NEWS RELEASE: Voter Registration Books Close in Two Weeks


July 02, 2012

For more information contact:

Cyndi Young, Education Coordinator
Supervisor of Elections Office ~ (239) 252-8450

Naples, FL– Monday, July 16th is the last day to register to vote and the deadline for party affiliation changes to vote in the August 14th Primary Election. Once the registration books are closed voter registrations may be accepted for the purpose of subsequent elections only. Party affiliation changes made while the books are closed will not be effective until after the Primary Election.

Florida is a ‘Closed Primary’ state and only registered Democrats and Republicans may vote for their respective party’s candidate in the upcoming August 14th Primary Election. However, if all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner will not face opposition in the General Election, all eligible registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in the Primary Election for that office. Moreover, all eligible registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in a Primary Election on issues and nonpartisan candidates.

To register to vote or to change party affiliation, you must complete a voter registration application form. Voter registration application forms are available at the Supervisor of Elections Office, driver license offices, public libraries, government satellite offices, recruitment offices of the armed forces, and state agencies that provide public assistance and services to disabled residents. Voter registration application forms are also available at Online forms must be printed, signed and returned to the Supervisor of Elections Office. Registered voters may also use the website – – to verify their voter registration status. To check voter status click on the link under the heading ‘Am I Registered,’ and follow the online instructions.

For more information visit or contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at (239) 252-8450.

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